January 30 Tournament at Hamden Hall

We are pleased to announce that we will hold our winter CT Middle School Debate League tournament on Saturday, January 30th, 2016, from 9:30 am — 3:00 pm at Hamden Hall Country School, 1108 Whitney Avenue, Hamden. We owe a huge thank you to Hamden Hall and Coach Beth Richter for graciously agreeing to host us on short notice.

Debaters should come prepared to both propose and oppose the motion they were scheduled to debate yesterday:

This House believes that the United States should curtail free speech rights in order to combat terrorism.

The new tournament name on tabroom.com is CTMSDL Jan 30.  If you registered for the Jan 23 tournament, you should find your information in the new tournament and you should edit teams and judges as necessary.  Please contact us if you have any trouble registering on tabroom.com.  Remember that we need schools to register 1 judge per every 6 debaters.  Observers are welcome and do not need to register.  Registration will close at 6 pm on Friday, January 29.  Attached are instructions for judges and timers.  Please refer to our website, ctmsdebate.org, and the CTMSDL Handbook for information on our format and rules.

The following are available for download:

Please note that tickets for pizza and drinks will be sold between 9:30 and 10:00 am, not during lunchtime.  Thanks to our sponsor, the English Speaking Union, Greenwich Branch, we will provide judges with pizza and drinks.

Please respond  email us to let us know if you plan to attend so we can recruit enough High School debaters to judge.  (You may change your mind before tournament day!)

We hope to see you on the 30th in Hamden.  Please email with questions or comments.

 

January 23 Tournament Cancelled Due to Snow

We were hoping the snow storm forecast would change but it looks like that is not going to happen. So we will not be debating tomorrow, January 23.

Unfortunately, Eastern Middle School is no longer able to host us on January 30. We have a school that should know by the end of the day today whether or not they can host us on January 30. If they cannot, we’ll reschedule for February 27 at Eastern Middle School in Greenwich. We will send an email ASAP regarding the new date and location once we are sure. I know that means extra work for you communicating with debaters and parents — sorry about that.

Enjoy the snow and the extra time to prep cases!

Please email us if you have questions or comments.

January 23 Tournament Invitation

On behalf of Eastern Middle School and Coach Bruce Johnson, the CT Middle School Debate League invites you to compete in our next tournament, on Saturday, January 23, 2016 from 9:30 am — 3:00 pm. Our snow date will be the following Saturday, January 30,at the same location.

Debaters should come prepared to both propose and oppose the motion:

This House believes that the United States should curtail free speech rights in order to combat terrorism.

You may download the full invitation . It includes directions for registering for the event, the day’s schedule, and information about teams’ judging burdens and lunch.

Observers are welcome and do not need to register. There is no cap on the number of teams a school may enter. You may begin registering teams and judges on tabroom.com now. Registration will close at 6 pm on Friday, January 22.

You may also download:

Please note that tickets for pizza and drinks will be sold between 9:30 and 10:00 am, not during lunchtime. Thanks to our sponsor, the English Speaking Union, Greenwich Branch, we will provide judges with pizza and drinks.

Please  email us to let us know if you plan to attend so we can recruit enough High School debaters to judge. (You may change your mind before tournament day!)

We look forward to seeing you on the 23rd!